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'''Hugh John Lofting''' (14 January 1886 – 26 September 1947) was a British author, trained as a civil engineer, who created the character of Doctor Dolittle, one of the classics of children's literature."Hugh Lofting". ''Encyclopædia Britannica Online''. Retrieved 19 December 2009. Doctor Dolittle first appeared in the author's illustrated letters to his children, written from the trench warfare|trenches while serving in the British Army during World War I.
Birth date{{birth date|df=yes|1886|1|14}}
Birth placeMaidenhead, Berkshire, England
Death date{{death date and age|df=yes|1947|9|26|1886|1|14}}
Death placeTopanga, California
OccupationNovelist, Poet
GenreChildren's literature, Fantasy
Movement| notableworks = Doctor Dolittle
Awards{{awd |Newbery Medal |1923}}
RelativesHilary Lofting (the eldest brother)
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